Dunelm provided further impact for our service in Bangor-
House 10 in Bangor is a newly refurbished bespoke supported community dwelling which provides support to 6 people who have recently been discharged following long term PICU admissions.
These individuals had a single bed in a ward, a blue curtain around their bed, they were given food 3 times a day according to what was being made that day, they were not able to see friends or family when they wanted to and had no management of their own routines or finances.
After 6 months of living independently in Inspire we are seeing a massive change. The service and team have supported these individuals to join clubs and become part of the local community; giving them the support to reach out and spend time with family and friends whenever they want to. Getting to make their friends a cup of tea, themselves, in their own living space.
One individual has been supported to start further education in Bangor SERC. They have gone on multiple shopping trips and managed their own finances while out.
With the support of Dunelm instead of a blue curtain around their bed, they are now picking their own curtains for their own bedroom. Inspire House 10 has given someone a home. Thank you Dunelm.